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We spotlight the best (safe) things to do right now in Detroit and nearby, with a focus on connection, creativity and community.
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Freelance journalists in Detroit are encouraged to submit pitches for stories about how development affects communities in the city.
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At 62 years old, Shelly Begum, like many other Bangladeshi women, has to balance being both caretaker for her family and facing the prospect that it won’t be long before she will be the one in need of care.
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How health care providers battled language barriers and other hurdles to treat and serve older patients in the Bangladeshi community.
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At the center of concerns about flooding and high water bills lies Detroit's combined sewer system, which leads to higher rates than in the suburbs.
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